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Chamber of Deputies (Dominican Republic)

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Seats  190 deputies
Chamber of Deputies (Dominican Republic)
Type  Lower house of the Congress of the Dominican Republic
New session started  August 16, 2016 (2016-08-16)
President of the Chamber of Deputies  Lucía Medina Sánchez de Mejía, PLD Since August 16, 2016
Vice President of the Chamber of Deputies  Lupe Núñez Rosario, PLD

The Chamber of Deputies of the Dominican Republic (Spanish: Cámara de Diputados) is the lower chamber of the Congress of the Dominican Republic which, along with the Senate, composes the legislature of the Dominican Republic.

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The composition and powers of the House are established by . The Chamber is composed of deputies who are divided in 178178 by province, 5 nationally and 7 overseas.

The Chamber is charged with the passage of national legislation, known as laws, which, after concurrence by the Senate, are sent to the President of the Dominican Republic for consideration. In addition to this basic power, the Chamber has certain exclusive powers of which include the power to initiate all laws related to revenue, the Impeachment of officers elected by popular vote, the Senate or the National Council of the Magistracy who are sent to trial the Senate.

Current composition (2016–present)

On 15 May 2016, 190 deputies were elected, 178 by provincial districts and 5 by national at-large voting, and 7 by verseas Deputies. In total, the Chamber is composed of 190 deputies.

Party strengths in the Chamber of Deputies

The following table shows the composition of the Chamber of Deputies at the start of the most recent legislative periods by Electoral List. (This list excludes the National Deputies and the Overseas Deputies)

  • It includes 5 national and 7 overseas deputies.
  • The following table shows the composition of the Chamber of Deputies at the start of the most recent legislative period (2010 - 2016) by individual party.(This list includes the National Deputies and the Overseas Deputies)

  • In 2010, the deputy Virgilio Meran Valenzuela win his seat like a member of MODA, but due to personal political changes, the web page of the Chamber of Deputies of the Dominican Republic, list him like a PRD deputy. Moreover, the page not list MODA as a political party with some legislative representative.
  • The following table shows the composition of the Chamber of Deputies at the start of the most recent legislative period (2016 - 2020) by individual party.(This list includes the National Deputies and the Overseas Deputies)

    References

    Chamber of Deputies (Dominican Republic) Wikipedia


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